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The Beginning of Prosperity

John Wienke about 1996

Woodstock, Illinois


“Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” screamed the headline.  Ed picked up the flyer to see what the fuss was about.  “Oliver Needs YOU!”  He had heard that the Oliver Typewriter Company was coming to Woodstock, but hadn’t thought much about what that meant to the community.  769 more words


Growing Up Too Quickly


JohnWienke about 1890

Woodstock, Illinois


“How’s work?” asked Frank.  He and John were sitting on the small front porch of Ma’s house enjoying a Sunday off.  894 more words


The Coffin Changed Everything


Fourteen-year-old John Wienke stood beside his father’s wood plank coffin.  It was January and bitterly cold.  He and four of his eight brothers were among the eight pall bearers now reaching down to hold the rope looped under the box to lift it.  1,221 more words


9 August 2017 : Ziggy goes to ... Blenheim Palace

After a lovely quiet and restful night on the Blenheim Estate, we checked out and headed back into Woodstock at 9.30 to meet up with our travel buddies. 252 more words

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8 August 2017 : Ziggy goes to ... Bladon and Woodstock

We headed off at around 9.30am having loaded Ziggy the night before. We picked up our travel buddies in Pen y Fai en route and headed off in the direction of Oxford. 297 more words

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1 August 2017 :  Ziggy is going to Woodstock.

Campsite booked. Tickets at the ready. Just a few more days before Ziggy is off to Woodstock!

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